TEHRAN (Press Shia) – At least 25 people have been injured and one was killed after an explosion at a residential building in the town of Blankenburg, local authorities told the German media on Friday.

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Police spokesman Uwe Becker said “we cannot discount that they may be more victims” at the scene in the eastern state of Saxony-Anhalt.

There was no initial indication of what had caused the explosion in the town of 20,000 residents, DW reported.

A photo tweeted by police showed a five-story communist-era residential block with smoke rising from blackened windows on the second floor.

The incident took place just before 9 am local time. Rescue services were at the location as firefighters began evacuating the building and looking for more victims. A nearby kindergarten was also evacuated, and police said none of the children were hurt.